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The Home Office

Content Designer for Police Intelligence - NLEDP 066

4 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 0 large

29 Completed applications

26 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Published
Monday 6 November 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 13 November 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Content designer
Summary of the work
Work has begun on wireframes for a new system which will have significant impact on police intelligence users. A content designer is required to work with user researchers to define user needs and iterate the existing design.
Latest start date
Monday 27 November 2017
Expected contract length
18 Months
Location
South East England
Organisation the work is for
The Home Office
Maximum day rate
Maximum day rate of £625 excl VAT

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will be working as part of the Law Enforcement Digital Services (LEDS) programme which is developing a service to replace the current Police National Database (PND) and Police National Computer (PNC).

We are specifically exploring how to replace the service that intelligence staff in all UK Police Forces use to find intelligence at a national level with a new UI supported by modernised search capabilities.

They will work closely with user researchers and designers to challenge assumptions and test ideas, writing content which meets user needs as clearly and quickly as possible.
What the specialist will work on
A content designer is required to work with user researchers to define user needs and iterate the existing design. They will work as part of an agile user led team alongside other designers including interaction design.
They will be working as part of the Law Enforcement Digital Services (LEDS) programme which is developing a service to replace the current Police National Database (PND) and Police National Computer (PNC).
Note - this was recently advertised as a Specialist role ref 5581.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Bernard Wetherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 - Plus some time in Central London
Working arrangements
The specialist must be onsite at least 3 days a week. Please note that this role is deemed to be outside of the HMRC IR35 Regulations.
Security clearance
Security Cleared (SC) - an application to obtain SC Clearance can be made if SC is not already held but appointment is subject to accreditation

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • extensive experience of writing for the web, with proven ability to create usable and accessible content for different platforms and devices
  • experience of working in a multidisciplinary team in an agile development environment
  • demonstrable knowledge and passion for user centred design practices for public facing and internal services and applications
  • experience in content publishing systems and processes
  • experience of using metrics and user feedback to define and iterate content
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • exceptional skills in convincing people to take a user-needs approach to content creation
  • create content across devices, tools and transactional services, especially those with complex user journeys
  • experience in a web application development environment, and be proficient in Markdown, picture sourcing and editing

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as part of a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Be comfortable standing up for their discipline
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Please note
This was previously advertised on Monday 30 October 2017 (ref 5581), but under the incorrect Specialist category.

It was withdrawn, corrected and then republished on 6 November 2017.
2. 'an application to obtain SC Clearance can be made if SC is not already held but appointment is subject to accreditation' - does that mean we can make an application at this stage of tender for SC clearance regardless we win the opportunity or not?
The application process for SC clearance will only be started once a recommendation of contract award has been made.
3. The day rate maximum is now £550 instead of the advertised £625 on the role itself and on the last posting for the same role (once you click apply for the role and go to next steps it will allow for £550 maximum). Can you please clarify if this is correct? The candidate I am working with cannot go that low for this skill set. Thank you
The maximum day rate for the role is still £625 excl VAT. If you had pre-set your max day rate at £550 for Content Designers, when applying to join the DOS2 Framework, then you cannot go above that rate.
Please contact Digital Marketplace enquiries if you wish to apply to change your pre-set maximum day rate.
4. I applied for this role on Monday before the original deadline. Can you confirm if our application is still submitted as completed or do we have to submit the application again?
You will have to submit the application again.